THE ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN INITIATIVE - PART 1 of 2
Toward Peace in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Nagorno-Karabakh
A dialogue sponsored by the
Foundation for Global Community
Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation
September 19-25, 1993
Ben Lomond, California USA
This 54-minute archival film is from September 19-27, 1993 â the first dialogue of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Initiative convened by the Foundation for Global Community and Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, supported by the Carter Center of Atlanta, Georgia and International Alert of London.
Eleven women and men citizen-leaders engaged for one week at the Foundation's Sequoia Seminar grounds in Ben Lomond, California. There was simultaneous Russian-English interpretation throughout. The participants met in a rustic, comfortable lodge. Meeting mostly in a large circle, together they also walked trails among the Redwoods, ate, and washed dishes.
The initiative was to assist influential moderates in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the Nagorno-Karabakh region in a non-governmental public peace process of face-to-face reconciliation, as a step and model for resolution of their eight year conflict and its more than one million displaced persons. The project began when, in Winter 1992, both the Armenian and Azerbaijani Ambassadors to Moscow requested the involvement of nongovernmental organizations to find creative solutions to their apparently irreconcilable conflict and war.
More information is at http://traubman.igc.org/aai.htm